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November 16, 2017 - Global News

Ford Invests $870M in Spain for Kuga Production

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford is investing more than $870 million to build the next-generation Kuga mid-size SUV in Valencia, Spain.

Tags: Ford, Spain, Global, Mid-Size SUVs

November 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Discontinues C-Max Hybrid, Plug-in Cars

Photo of 2017 C-Max Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

Ford is phasing out its hybrid and plug-in hybrid C-Max models, and will focus on a new generation of electrified vehicles that will be developed by its internal Team Edison, the company has confirmed.

Tags: Ford, Ford C-Max, Discontinued Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

November 13, 2017 - Global News

Ford Middle East Shows Next-Gen Expedition, F-150

Powered by a second-generation 3.5-litre EcoBoost® twin-turbo V6 engine with standard Auto Start-Stop plus a class exclusive new 10-speed automatic transmission, the new-generation Expedition offers up to 400 horsepower on Platinum models along with 610Nm of torque. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford’s 2018 model-year lineup will be on display at the Dubai International Motor Show from Nov. 14 to 18 in Hall 1.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford Mustang, Ford, Dubai, Global, Ford Expedition

November 13, 2017 - Global News

Ford Enters Joint Venture for China EVs

Photo of Peter Fleet (right), Ford's group vice president and president of Ford Asia Pacific, and Ying Jianren, chairman of Tech-New Group Ltd. and board director of Zotye Auto courtesy of Ford.

Zotye Ford Automobile Co., Ltd., a new 50/50 joint venture, will offer a range of battery-electric vehicles for consumers in China under a new indigenous brand, Ford announced.

Tags: Ford, Joint Venture, Battery-Electric Vehicles, China

November 9, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Invests $220M in South Africa Plant

Photo: Ford Motor Company South Africa

The expansion is aimed toward increasing production of the Ranger Raptor pickup truck, which the Silverton plant manufactures alongside the Everest SUV.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Investment, Ford Ranger, Ford, South Africa

November 3, 2017 - Industry News

Ford's CEO Hackett to Keynote CES

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Ford's CEO Jim Hackett, who took over the top job in May, will give the keynote address at CES 2018, where he will discuss mobility solutions, the world's largest consumer electronics trade show announced.

Tags: Ford, CES, C-Suite

November 3, 2017 - Global News

Automakers Opening 400 EV Charge Stations in Europe by 2020

Photo courtesy of Ford.

A joint venture between BMW AG, Daimler AG, Ford, and Volkswagen looks to develop high-power charging networks for electric vehicles across Europe.

Tags: Audi, Porsche, BMW, Volkswagen, Ford, Germany, Joint Venture, Daimler, EV Charging Stations

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

Ford, Telecoms Team on Connected Vehicle Trials

Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Testing in the San Diego area will evaluate the potential of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications in future vehicles.

Tags: Qualcomm, AT&T, Connected Vehicle Technology, Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety, Fully Autonomous, Nokia

October 31, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Ford Expedition Rated at 20 MPG

Photo of 2018 Expedition courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2018 Expedition has achieved an EPA fuel economy rating of 20 mpg combined, making it the first large SUV to reach that level.

Tags: Ford, Large SUVs, Ford Expedition, 2018-MY, Fuel Economy, EPA

October 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ford-Backed AI Firm Acquires LiDAR Business

Image courtesy of Ford/Argo AI.

Argo AI acquires Princeton Lightwave in a move aimed at improving object-detection capabilities in Ford’s self-driving cars.

Tags: Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety, Fully Autonomous, LiDAR

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls 30K F-150 Pickups

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The company issues three separate safety recalls that involve trucks in North America.

Tags: Ford F-150, Recalls, Ford, Transmissions, Engines, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, 2018-MY, Safety

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Fire Risk

Photo of Ford Transit courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers more than 65,000 2015-2017 vans in the U.S. equipped with a trailer tow module.

Tags: Vans, Fire, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, 2015-MY, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety

October 24, 2017 - Industry News

Telogis Offers Telematics Through Ford SYNC

Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Commercial and fleet customers who purchase a Ford vehicle with SYNC Connect will be able to access Telogis telematics services through the vehicle, the telematics vendor announced at its Latitude conference.

Tags: Ford, Telematics, Ford F-150, Telogis

October 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ford F-150 Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

Photo of 2018 Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Thanks to optional automatic braking, the pickup truck now qualifies for the prestigious award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Tags: Ford F-150, IIHS, Crash Tests, IIHS Top Safety Pick, Headlights, Ford, Automatic Braking, Large Pickups, 2018-MY

October 18, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls 1.3M Trucks for Door Latches

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The recall affects more than 1.3 million 2015-2017 trucks in North America, including 1.1 million in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Recalls, Ford, 2015-MY, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Safety

October 16, 2017 - Global News

Toyota Australia Closes Melbourne Factory

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The Melbourne factory's closure leaves 2,700 Toyota workers unemployed. The closing of Toyota's Altona plant has dropped Toyota's staff from 4,000 to 1,300 people in Australia, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Tags: Toyota, Australia, Ford, General Motors

October 13, 2017 - Industry News

Ford to Retrofit 1.4M Explorers for Exhaust-Leak Prevention

Photo of Ford Explorer courtesy of Ford.

The automaker addresses customer concerns raised by recent reports of carbon monoxide leaks in upfitted Ford police vehicles.

Tags: Ford Explorer, Ford, Safety, Carbon Monoxide Leaks

October 5, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Approves Trio of Shell Oils for Diesel Trucks

Shell's T5 10W-30 Synthetic Blend is one of the three Shell oils approved for Ford's Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification. Photo: Shell Rotella

Ford Motor Co. has approved three Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oils for its diesel-powered Super Duty trucks that meet the API CK-4 specification, Shell has announced.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Motor Oil, CK-4, Shell Rotella, Ford Super Duty, Ford

October 3, 2017 - Global News

Ford to Focus on Trucks, EVs, Connectivity

Photo of CEO Jim Hackett courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co.'s new leader wants to shift investment into trucks and electrified vehicles and reduce costs and investment in sedans and internal combustion engines, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett said Tuesday.

Tags: Ford, Automotive Executives, C-Suite, Battery-Electric Vehicles

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Sets Up Electrification Team

Ford has begun coordinating the development of its electrified vehicle initiative by setting up an internal team known as "Team Edison" as it begins rolling out 13 electrified vehicles in the next five years, according to a company spokesperson.

Tags: Ford, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Research and Development

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers Flagship Trim to Super Duty

Photo of the F-450 Limited trim courtesy of Ford.

Ford will now offer a Limited trim to the Super Duty truck lineup, available this winter, which is tailored for high-end heavy-duty truck customers.

Tags: Ford F-450, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, Ford, Ford Super Duty, Texas Auto Show

September 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-650, F-750 Trucks for Steering

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

The safety recall covers 77 work trucks in the 2015 model year.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, 2015-MY, Safety, Steering

September 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Pickups for Seat Belts, Roofs

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The manufacturer issues two separate recalls, the largest of which covers 504 2017 Ford F-150 and Super Duty trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Seat Belts, Recalls, Ford, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Safety

September 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Partners With Lyft to Test Self-Driving Vehicles

Illustration courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. will be working with Lyft to eventually deploy its self-driving vehicles on the ride-hailing company’s platform.

Tags: Ford, Lyft, Autonomous Vehicles, Ride Hailing, Mobile Apps

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

XL Hybrids to Offer Hybrid Ford F-250 Pickup

Photo by XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids will begin producing its XL3R hybrid electric drive system for 2018 Ford Super Duty F-250 pickups in the first quarter of 2018, the vehicle modifier told Heavy Duty Trucking in an exclusive interview.

Tags: Ford, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ford F-250, Vehicle Modifiers

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